Research

We bring together world-leading neuroscience research capability and people to galvanise novel solutions for the enormous brain and mental health challenges facing our modern world.

Across our three overarching pillars – Developing Well, Living Well, and Ageing Well – we are working side-by-side with our communities and industry partners to build resilient, healthy brains early in life and to develop tools to promote healthy lifestyles and maintain brain health as we age.

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Improve adolescence sleep

Adolescence is a crucial time for brain and social development, yet it is also a time when a teen’s body clock naturally becomes later, causing their sleep patterns to change substantially. Sleeping later, having less sleep and irregular sleep-wake patterns are thought to contribute to increased sleepiness, inability to concentrate, negative mood and poor mental health.

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Anxiety symptoms may be early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease

New research suggests that anxiety symptoms in late-middle-aged adults may be an indicator of the earliest stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Our study examined the relationship between symptoms of depression and anxiety, and memory and thinking, in 2657 middle-aged adults.

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